Ezra Jack Keats

Who was Ezra Jack Keats? In this movie, you’ll learn about Keats' life and his books. Keats loved to draw and paint throughout his entire life, and he used collage to illustrate his stories. An illustrator is a person who makes pictures to go along with words. Keats used his own memories and experiences growing up to help him write stories about kids growing up in the city.

Author Study Lesson Plan: Introduction to Ezra Jack Keats

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the purpose of writing for an audience through a study of author Ezra Jack Keats. Students will become familiar with the parts of a story and compare and contrast books by the same author. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Ezra Jack Keats Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Ezra Jack Keats. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Ezra Jack Keats. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Ezra Jack Keats Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Ezra Jack Keats. From making collages to creating picture books these activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Ezra Jack Keats topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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